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'Sarabande ®' rose References
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 534.  
Sarabande® Floribunda, light orange-red, stamens yellow, 1957, (MEIhand; MEIrabande); 'Cocorico' x 'Moulin Rouge'; Meilland, F. Description.
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 29.  
[Colour description according to the CIELAB colour space (petal inside): L* = Lightness, a* = red-green axis, b* = yellow-blue axis]
'Sarabande' (Meilland, 57; light orange-red), L* 43-46, a* 58-59, b* 53-54
Book  (1966)  Page(s) 60.  
S. J. Samuels. Wondrous Ways III.
There are two sports of 'Sarabande'. One is a bright pink, but is a weaker grower than the parent, and the florets fade easily.
The other sport from 'Sarabande' is a sturdy grower with plenty of foliage. The colour is darker than that of the parent and there are more petals which are somewhat crinkled. Here there would appear to be changes in colour, petal form, petal count and possibly in habit of growth, all in the one example.
Book  (1965)  Page(s) 40.  
S. J. Samuels. Wondrous Ways! The double form of 'Sarabande' not only gained in petal count but in addition developed darker colouring in somewhat crinkled petals. 'Sarabande's pink sport has the normal number of petals viz. five only, and thus has changed only in colour.

No evidence has appeared that these unnamed sports of 'Sarabande' were ever introduced
Website/Catalog  (1963)  Page(s) 17.  
Hybrid Polyantha or Floribunda Roses. Sarabande Large clusters of single, brilliant orange scarlet blooms with prominent yellow stamens.  Single. Medium growth. 
Website/Catalog  (1961)  Page(s) 12.  
Hybrid Polyantha or Floribunda Roses. Sarabande  Brilliant orange. Prominent yellow stamens.  Single. Medium growth. 
Book  (1960)  Page(s) 19.  
Dr. A. S. Thomas. New Varieties in Victoria.
Sarabande Florib. (F. Meilland 1957) Vies with 'Orangeade' for vivid colouring, this being light orange-scarlet. It is almost single with conspicuous yellow stamens. The plant is attractively compact but vigorous.
Book  (1959)  Page(s) 16.  
Harry H. Hazlewood.  Some New Roses for 1959.  
Sarabande (Meilland 1957) Large clusters of single orange scarlet with prominent yellow stamens. It is very free flowering with vigorous growth and an aristocratic pedigree. ('Cocorico' x 'Moulin Rouge').
[News has just come to hand that 'Sarabande' has topped the A.A.R.S. awards for 1959.—Editor].
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